Changes in NCCCO Certification Requirements
December 06, 2019 | Blog | Crane Accidents | Crane Operator | Cranes | Evaluations | Industry News | Inspection | NCCCO | News | News | Training
Effective January first, many changes will come into play with NCCCO.
As an example, their most recent announcement is in regard to removing the eligibility requirement for a physical evaluation. This action will apply to all NCCCO operator certifications. Although this has come about, the written and practical exam requirements still remain.
No one crane type or individual is the same, which means that there are many different factors that come into play when determining the physical demands of a certified crane operator. NCCCO CEO, Thom Sicklesteel, decided that both the individual and the environment being worked in are facts where the knowledge is only known to the employer.
He still highlights the importance of ensuring the health and physical well-being of the operators, but it does “not align with the certification component”, says Thom Sicklesteel.
It should be known that every crane is going to offer different obstacles, in both the preparation and in the individuals’ physical state. It is also noted by NCCCO CEO, that there are standards within this field that require physical examinations to be done more often than just being re-certified.